DEADLINE EXTENDED: Heroes in Popular Culture Area CFP - MPCA/MACA Conference (Oct. 18-22 2017 in St. Louis, MO)
Call for Papers:
HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Oct. 18-22, 2017
St. Louis, MO (Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch)
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017
Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in media
-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Heroes in Popular Culture to the Heroes in Popular Culture area, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.
Any questions? Please email Area Chair Jef Burnham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the conference can be found at http://mpcaaca.org/stlouis-2017/2017-cfp/
Also, please note the availability of graduate student travel grants: http://mpcaaca.org/conference/travel-grants/.
Please include name, e-mail address, and affiliation with the 250 word abstract. Also, please indicate in your submission whether your presentation will require an LCD Projector.